Wednesday, May 14, 2014

15th Annual Real Life 101 Gala Awards Ceremony

The Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund, a National Scholarship and Mentoring Program is celebrating its 15th year with a beautiful gala on Saturday, June 7th from 11:30am – 2:00pm at the MGM Grand Detroit.Dave Bing, Former Mayor of Detroit, businessman and NBA great is guest speaker and Huel Perkins; WJBK Fox 2 News anchor will host the big event.

For sponsorship and ticket information contact:

Donna S. Taylor
(586) 574-2000 dtaylor@reallife101com
Odette Dickens
(586) 574-2000

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I celebrate every mother out there, especially mine. You give so much, you love so endlessly, and your unwavering support is inspiring. I celebrate and honor you!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts

Not sure what to get that stylish mother of yours for Mother's Day? Check out CW 50 Detroit for a few ideas on what to get mom for her special day!

   Photo Credit: Raquel Parks

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MDP's Top 4 Met Gala 2014 looks

Photo Credit: NY Daily News
Lupita was giving me a luxurious flapper look that shined bright on the red carpet in Prada. It was very old Hollywood and one of the most unique looks of the night.
Photo Credit: NY Daily News
                    Rihanna kept it edgy, sexy, and chic in this skin-baring white Stella McCartney ensemble. I  
                    love how she added the bling choker, as well.

Photo Credit: NY Daily News
SJP was graceful and the perfection of old Hollywood ball glamour in this Oscar de la Renta gown.
Photo Credit: NY Daily News
                                       Karolina was gorgeous in floral couture by Marchesa. Fabulous!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Metro Diva Pages Turns 6!

Today marks 6 years to the day that I started this fashion blog. I started it as a way to ensure I had my own avenue to write after college about a topic I was passion about. I didn't know where it would lead or how long I would do it but it's been a very exciting surprise.  I can not believe how much this blog has grown and the wonderful opportunities I have had because of it. I've enjoyed writing and sharing all my fashion post and stories with you all! I'm forever grateful and happy for everything this blog has become and done for me. 

I look forward to what's to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my supporters and the fabulous feedback. You have all made this so worth it. You help turn a simple blog into my pride and joy! Thank you for giving my voice a platform. I'm working on a special way to say thank you so stay tuned. Also, I'll be celebrating all month long! Feel free to contact me, leave a comment and follow me via social media!

♥ Raquel

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Past Weekend Look: It's In the Accessories

Photo Credit: Raquel
It's Spring but sometimes Michigan weather doesn't always get the memo therefore it takes creativity to maintain a trendy look for the season. I did just that for my weekend look. Last Saturday was chilly with lots of sunshine! It was inspiring. I chose to wear my peach sweater and accessorize with spring pieces.
Photo Credit: Raquel
My favorite accessories for the day were my Tahari shades and rose earrings which are from Forever 21. I added my peach and turquoise bangle and ring to finish this spring look. Fashion Lesson: Sometimes the smallest and simplest accessories can make a look work!